List of best-selling game consoles by region

This is a list of best-selling game consoles by region. This page consists of countries in Asia, North America, Europe, and other PAL regions, also adding NTSC regions. PAL, short for Phase Alternating Line, is a colour encoding system for analogue television used in broadcast television systems in most countries broadcasting at 576i, such as Europe and Asia. NTSC, named after the National Television System Committee, is the analog television color system that was used in North America from 1954 and until digital conversion.

  Background shading indicates video game consoles on the market.

# indicates Eighth generation consoles on the market.

AsiaEdit

Region-wideEdit

Manufacturer Console Released Units sold Date of figure
Sony PlayStation 2 March 4, 2000 25,420,000[1] March 2007
PlayStation December 4, 1994 21,590,000[2]
Sega Dreamcast November 27, 1998 2,690,000[3] March 2001
Nintendo Switch # March 3, 2017 2,258,900[4] 2018
Microsoft Xbox 2002 1,800,000[5] June 2005
Nintendo 3DS # February 26, 2011 1,047,760[4] 2018

JapanEdit

Based on figures from Famitsu unless cited otherwise.

Manufacturer Console Released Units sold Date of figure
Sony PlayStation 2 March 4, 2000 40,000,000[6] March 2013
Nintendo Nintendo DS December 2, 2004 32,990,000[7] March 2013
Game Boy and Game Boy Color April 21, 1989 32,470,000[7] March 2003
Nintendo 3DS # February 26, 2011 25,260,000[8] March 2020
Nintendo Nintendo Switch # March 3, 2017 21,498,283 October 17, 2021
Sony PlayStation Portable December 12, 2004 19,632,197 December 14, 2014
Nintendo Famicom (NES) July 15, 1983 19,350,000[7] March 2004
Sony PlayStation December 3, 1994 18,855,344 April 1, 2004
Nintendo Super Famicom (SNES) November 21, 1990 17,170,000[7] March 2004
Game Boy Advance March 21, 2001 16,960,000[7] March 2009
Wii December 2, 2006 12,750,000[7] March 2014
Sony PlayStation 3 November 11, 2006 10,469,971[9] 2017
PlayStation 4 # February 22, 2014 9,389,803 October 17, 2021
NEC PC Engine October 30, 1987 8,000,000[10] ?
Sony PlayStation Vita # December 17, 2011 5,863,022 December 29, 2019
Sega Saturn November 22, 1994 5,750,000[11] March 1999
Nintendo Nintendo 64 June 23, 1996 5,540,000[7] March 2008
Famicom Disk System February 21, 1986 4,500,000[12] ?
Nintendo GameCube September 14, 2001 4,040,000[7] September 2008
Sega Mega Drive October 29, 1988 3,580,000 June 22, 1996
Nintendo Wii U # December 8, 2012 3,340,000[7] March 2017
NEC PC Engine Duo + CD·ROM2 September 21, 1991 1,920,000[11] March 1996
Sega Dreamcast November 27, 1998 1,918,837 February 17, 2002
Bandai WonderSwan March 4, 1999 1,803,092 April 1, 2004
Sega Game Gear October 6, 1990 1,780,000[11] March 1994
Microsoft Xbox 360 December 10, 2005 1,614,940 August 31, 2014
Sony PlayStation 5 # November 12, 2020 1,119,612 October 17, 2021
Sega Sega Mark III (Master System) October 20, 1985 ≈1,000,000[13] 1988[14]
Sega Mega CD December 12, 1991 850,000[15] 1994
Microsoft Xbox February 22, 2002 472,994 April 12, 2005
Sega SG-1000 July 15, 1983 ≈440,000[14] 1988
SNK NeGeo Pocket October 28, 1998 311,315 July 29, 2001
Nintendo Famicom Modem 1988 300,000 1989
Epoch Super Cassette Vision 1984 300,000[16] 1986
Cassette Vision 1981 300,000[16]
Epoch TV Baseball 1978 230,000[16] 1986
System 10 1977 200,000[16]
Microsoft Xbox One # September 4, 2014 140,700[17] June 2019
Xbox Series X #
Xbox Series S #
November 10, 2020 106,778 October 17, 2021
Sega 32X December 3, 1994 50,000[11] March 1995
Nintendo Virtual Boy July 21, 1995 14,000[11] March 1996
Epoch TV Tennis 1975 10,000[16] 1986

ChinaEdit

Manufacturer Console Released Units sold Date of figure
Nintendo Switch 2019 4,000,000[18] January 2021
Sony PlayStation 4 2015 3,520,000[19] December 2020
Microsoft Xbox 2014 1,240,000[19] December 2020

Middle EastEdit

Manufacturer Console Released Units sold Date of figure
Sony PlayStation 2 2003 5,200,000[20] March 2010
PlayStation Portable September 1, 2005 5,200,000[20]
Nintendo DS 2005 850,000[20]
Sony PlayStation 3 ? 450,000[20]
Nintendo Wii 315,000[20]
Microsoft Xbox 360 180,000[20]

South KoreaEdit

Most Consoles have different names.

Manufacturer Console Released Units sold Date of figure
Sega Master System (named as "Gam*Boy") April 1989 730,000[16] 1993
Daewoo Zemmix 1985 415,000[21] 1992
Sony PlayStation 4 December 2013 400,000[22] February 8, 2019
Nintendo NES (named as "Comboy") December 1989 360,000[21] 1993
Sega Mega Drive 1990 194,000[21]
Nintendo Switch # December 1, 2017 110,000[23] February 8, 2019
SNES (named as "Super Comboy") 1992 80,000[21] 1993

AmericasEdit

Region-wideEdit

Manufacturer Console Released Units sold Date of figure
Nintendo Nintendo DS November 21, 2004 59,930,000[7] September 2013
Nintendo Wii November 19, 2006 48,640,000[7] March 2015
Game Boy and Game Boy Color July 31, 1989 44,060,000[7] March 2002
Game Boy Advance June 11, 2001 41,640,000[7] March 2008
Nintendo NES October 18, 1985 34,000,000[7] March 1998
SNES August 23, 1991 23,350,000[7] March 2001
Nintendo NES October 18, 1985 34,000,000[7] March 1998
SNES August 23, 1991 23,350,000[7] March 2001
Nintendo Nintendo 64 September 29, 1996 20,630,000[7] March 2003
Nintendo GameCube November 18, 2001 12,940,000[7] March 2008

North AmericaEdit

Manufacturer Console Released Units sold Date of figure
Nintendo Nintendo DS November 21, 2004 <59,930,000[7] September 2013
Sony PlayStation 2 October 26, 2000 50,000,000[24] March 2007
Nintendo Wii November 19, 2006 <48,640,000[7] March 2015
Game Boy and Game Boy Color July 31, 1989 <44,060,000[7] March 2002
Game Boy Advance June 11, 2001 <41,640,000[7] March 2008
Sony PlayStation September 9, 1995 40,780,000[2] March 2007?
Nintendo Switch # March 3, 2017 34,860,000[25] June 2021
NES October 18, 1985 <34,000,000[7] March 1998
3DS # March 27, 2011 26,730,000[8] March 2020
Nintendo 64 September 29, 1996 <20,630,000[7] March 2003
SNES August 23, 1991 20,000,000+[26] December 2013
Sega Genesis (Mega Drive) August 14, 1989 20,000,000+[27] March 1998
Microsoft Xbox November 15, 2001 14,600,000[5] June 2005
Nintendo GameCube November 18, 2001 <12,940,000[7] March 2008
Nintendo Wii U November 18, 2012 7,200,000 2020
Sega Dreamcast September 9, 1999 4,640,000[11] March 2002
Sony PlayStation 5 # November 12, 2020 3,100,000 Nov 2020
Sega Saturn May 11, 1995 1,800,000 March 1999

CanadaEdit

Manufacturer Console Released Units sold Date of figure
Sony PlayStation 5 # November 12, 2020 1,500,000[28] 2020
Nintendo Nintendo 64 September 29, 1996 1,300,000[29]
Wii November 19, 2006 1,060,000[30]
Microsoft Xbox 360 November 22, 2005 870,000[30]
Sony PlayStation 3 November 17, 2006 520,000[30] 2008

MexicoEdit

Manufacturer Console Released Units sold Date of figure
Sony PlayStation 2 2004 860,000[31] 2007
Microsoft Xbox One # 2013 700,000 2020

United StatesEdit

Based on figures from the NPD Group unless cited otherwise.

Manufacturer Console Released Units sold Date of figure
Nintendo DS November 21, 2004 51,100,000[32] March 2009
Sony PlayStation 2 October 26, 2000 46,400,000[26] December 2013
Microsoft Xbox 360 November 22, 2005 38,800,000[33] June 2013
Nintendo NES October 18, 1985 <34,000,000[7] March 1998
Nintendo Wii November 19, 2006 30,000,000[34] July 2010
Sony PlayStation September 1995 30,400,000[26] December 2013
Nintendo 3DS # March 27, 2011 23,340,000[35] 2018
Nintendo SNES August 23, 1991 20,000,000[26] December 2013
Sega Genesis (Mega Drive) August 14, 1989 20,000,000[27] March 1998
Nintendo Nintendo 64 September 1996 18,000,000[26] December 2013
Microsoft Xbox November 15, 2001 14,500,000[26] December 2013
Sony PlayStation 3 November 17, 2006 13,500,000[36] September 2009
Nintendo Gamecube November 18, 2001 11,800,000[26] December 2013
Sony PlayStation Portable March 24, 2005 11,560,000[37][38] 2007
Atari Atari VCS 1977 10,000,000[39] 1982
Sega Dreamcast September 1999 4,100,000[26] December 2013
NEC TurboGrafx-16 (PC Engine) August 29, 1989 2,500,000[40] 1991
Sega Master System June 1986 2,000,000[41] 1988
Atari 7800 January 1986 2,000,000[42] 1987?
Sega Sega CD November 1992 1,500,000[15] 1994
Saturn May 11, 1995 1,400,000[26] December 2013
32X November 21, 1994 500,000[43] December 1994
NEC TurboDuo September 21, 1991 100,000[11] September 1992
Atari XE-GS 1987 100,000[44] 1987

BrazilEdit

Manufacturer Console Released Units sold Date of figure
Sega Master System September 4, 1989 >8,000,000[45] 2015
Mega Drive 1990 >3,000,000[46] 2012

EuropeEdit

Region-wideEdit

Manufacturer Console Released Units sold Date of figure
Sony PlayStation 2 November 24, 2000 48,000,000[47] May 2008
PlayStation September 29, 1995 40,120,000[2] March 2007
Nintendo DS March 11, 2005 38,100,000[32] March 2009
Switch # March 3, 2017 22,660,000[a][25] June 2021
Sega Mega Drive September, 1990 8,170,000+[b] October 1996
Nintendo NES September 1986 8,025,000+[c] 1994
Microsoft Xbox 360 December 2, 2005 7,000,000[50] September 2008
Sega Master System June 1987 6,800,000+[d] 1994
Micro Genius Dendy 1992 6,000,000[51] 1998
Microsoft Xbox March 14, 2002 5,500,000[5] June 2005
Nintendo SNES June, 1987 5,280,000+[e] 1998
Sony PlayStation 3 March 23, 2007 5,000,000[47] May 2008
Nintendo Nintendo 64 March 1, 1997 4,500,000[52] January 1999
Sega Dreamcast October 14, 1999 1,630,000[11] March 2001
Saturn July 8, 1995 1,000,000[11] March 1999

Western EuropeEdit

Manufacturer Console Released Units sold Date of figure
Sega Mega Drive September, 1990 8,170,000+[b] June 1996
Nintendo NES September 1986 8,025,000[c] 1994
Sega Master System June 1987 6,800,000[d] 1994
Nintendo SNES June, 1987 5,280,000+[e] 1998
Sega Mega CD April 2, 1993 415,000[15] 1994

FranceEdit

Based on GFK 2016 figures[56] unless cited otherwise.

Manufacturer Console Released Units sold Date of figure
Nintendo DS March 11, 2005 10,596,000 2016
Wii December 8, 2006 6,400,000[57] 2015
Sony PlayStation 3 March 23, 2007 5,235,000 2016
Nintendo 3DS # March 25, 2011 4,765,000
Sony PSP September 1, 2005 3,582,000
Microsoft Xbox 360 December 2, 2005 3,379,000
Sony PlayStation 4 # November 29, 2013 3,221,000
Nintendo NES 1986 2,400,000[15] 1994
Nintendo Switch # March 3, 2017 2,000,000[58] January 2019
Sega Master System 1987 1,600,000[15] 1993
Sega Mega Drive 1990 1,300,000[15] 1994
Nintendo SNES 1992 1,000,000[15] 1994
Microsoft Xbox One # November 22, 2013 1,026,000 2016
Nintendo Wii U November 30, 2012 832,000
Commodore Amiga ? 700,000[59] 1994
Sony PS Vita # February 22, 2012 535,000 2016
Sega Mega CD 1993 65,000[15] 1994
Atari XE-GS 1989 30,000[16] 1989
Epoch/Yeno Super Cassette Vision 1985 >17,800[16] 1986

GermanyEdit

Manufacturer Console Released Units sold Date of figure
Nintendo Game Boy September 1990 6,800,000[60] February 2000
Sony PlayStation September 1995 4,000,000[60] October 2000
Sony PlayStation 4 # November 29, 2013 3,200,000[61] June 2016
Nintendo Nintendo 64 March 1997 1,500,000[60] February 2000
Nintendo Game Boy Color November 1998 1,500,000[60] February 2000
Commodore Amiga ? 1,400,000[59] 1994
Nintendo SNES December 8, 2006 1,400,000[15] 1994
Nintendo NES 1986 1,200,000[15] 1994
Sega Mega Drive November 30, 1990 800,000[15] 1994
Microsoft Xbox One # November 22, 2013 710,000[61] June 2016
Sega Master System September 1987 700,000[15] 1993
Nintendo Wii U # November 30, 2012 750,000[61] (estimated) June 2016
Switch # March 3, 2017 600,000 2017
Sony PlayStation 3 March 23, 2007 500,000[62] March 2008
Atari 2600 1978 450,000[63] 1983
Microsoft Xbox 360 December 2, 2005 281,000[64] June 2007
Sega Saturn July 1995 200,000[60] 1999
Sega Dreamcast October 1999 110,000[60] September 2000
Sega Mega CD 1993 140,000[15] 1994
Mattel Intellivision 1982 100,000[63] 1983

SpainEdit

Manufacturer Console Release Units sold Date of figure
Nintendo DS March 11, 2005 5,700,000[65] Early 2012
Sony PlayStation 2 November 24, 2000 5,000,000[66] Early 2009
PlayStation 4 # November 22, 2013 3,000,000[67] 2019
Nintendo Wii December 8, 2006 2,700,000[68] 2010
Sony PlayStation 3 March 23, 2007 2,700,000[69] 2013
Nintendo Game Boy January 1991[70] 2,300,000[71] Late 1998/Early 1999
Sony PlayStation Portable September 1, 2005 2,100,000[72] 2008
Nintendo Nintendo 3DS # March 25, 2011 2,000,000[73] Early 2018
Game Boy Advance June 22, 2001 1,600,000[74] 2004
Sony PlayStation September 29, 1995 1,400,000[75] 1999
Microsoft Xbox 360 December 2, 2005 1,000,000[76] 2011
Sega Mega Drive September 1990 <700,000[77] <March 1995 / 1994
Nintendo SNES June 1, 1992[55] 630,000[55] 1998
Sony PlayStation Vita February 22, 2012 600,000[78] Mid 2015
Sega Master System 1987[79] 550,000[15] 1993
Nintendo NES 1987[79] 440,000[15] 1994
Switch # March 3, 2017 340,000[80] January 2018
Microsoft Xbox One # November 22, 2013 305,000[80]~500,000[81] 2017
Nintendo GameCube May 3, 2002 <300,000[82] 2006
Sega Dreamcast October 14, 1999 200,000[83] Early 2001
Game Gear 1991 175,000[84] 1992
Saturn July 7, 1995[85] 70,000[86] Early 1997

United KingdomEdit

Based on figures from GfK Chart-Track, as of January 3, 2009,[87] unless cited otherwise.

Manufacturer Console Released Units sold Date of figure
Nintendo DS March 11, 2005 8,800,000 2008
Sony PlayStation September 1995 5,000,000[88] December 1999
Nintendo Wii December 8, 2006 4,900,000 2008
Microsoft Xbox 360 December 2, 2005 3,200,000 2008
Sony PlayStation Portable September 1, 2005 3,200,000
Sega Mega Drive November 30, 1990 3,000,000[53] June 1996
Nintendo Game Boy September 1990 3,000,000[89] December 1997
Sony PlayStation 3 March 23, 2007 2,000,000[90] March 2009
Commodore Amiga ? 1,500,000[59] 1994
Nintendo Nintendo 64 March 1, 1997 1,500,000[91]
Sega Master System September 1987 1,350,000[15] 1993
Nintendo Game Boy 1990 1,253,000[54] October 1993
Nintendo NES 1987 1,150,000[54] October 1993
Nintendo SNES April 1992 1,050,000[15] 1994
Sony PlayStation 4 # November 29, 2013 1,000,000[92] April 2015
PlayStation 2 November 24, 2000 1,000,000[93] November 10, 2001
Sega Game Gear 1991 400,000[54] October 1993
Nintendo Switch # March 3, 2017 300,000+[94] October 2017
Wii U # November 30, 2012 150,000[95] 2012

Other regionsEdit

AustraliaEdit

Manufacturer Console Released Units sold Date of figure
Sony PlayStation 4 # November 29, 2013 2,500,000[96] October 2018
PlayStation 2 November 30, 2000 2,200,000[97] January 2007
Nintendo Wii December 7, 2006 2,100,000[98] April 4, 2011
Microsoft Xbox 360 March 2, 2006 700,000[99] June 2009
Sega Master System 1987 650,000[100] November 1994
Sega Mega Drive 1990 300,000[101] November 1994
Sony PlayStation 3 March 3, 2007 285,000[98] June 2008
Nintendo Gamecube September 14, 2001 167,899[102] Late 2007

South AfricaEdit

Manufacturer Console Released Units sold Date of figure
Sony PlayStation 3 ? >300,000[103]
Nintendo Wii ≈126,000[104] 2009

Unknown regionsEdit

Manufacturer Console Released Units sold Date of figure
Nintendo DS ? 61,100,000[7] March 2016
Game Boy 42,160,000[7] March 2003
Wii 40,230,000[7] March 2016
3DS # 23,780,000[8] March 2020
Boy Advance 22,910,000[7] March 2010
Switch # 10,330,000[a][25] June 2021
Super Famicom/SNES 8,580,000[7] March 2001
Famicom/NES 8,560,000[7] <March 1998
Nintendo 64 6,750,000[7] March 2002
GameCube 4,770,000[7] March 2008
Wii U # 3,740,000[7] March 2017
Sega Mega Drive ? 1,000,000[15] 1994

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Before June 2019, European Switch sales were not given a separate section on Nintendo's financial statements.[48][49]
  2. ^ a b Mega Drive sales in Western Europe
    • Belgium – 160,000 (1994)[15]
    • France – 1.3 million (1994)[15]
    • Germany – 800,000 in Germany (1994)[15]
    • Italy – 400,000 (1994)[15]
    • Netherlands – 160,000 (1994)[15]
    • Spain – 450,000 (1993)[15]
    • United Kingdom – 3 million (June 1996)[53]
    • Other countries – 1.9 million (1994)[15]
  3. ^ a b NES sales in Western Europe
    • Belgium – 220,000 (1993)[15]
    • France – 2.4 million (1992)[15]
    • Germany – 1.2 million in Germany (1993)[15]
    • Italy – 500,000 (1992)[15]
    • Netherlands – 400,000 (1993)[15]
    • Spain – 440,000 (1993)[15]
    • United Kingdom – 1.15 million (October 1993)[54]
    • Other countries – 1.76 million (1992)[15]
  4. ^ a b Master System sales in Western Europe[15]
    • Belgium – 600,000 (1991)
    • France – 1.6 million (1993)
    • Germany – 700,000 in Germany (1993)
    • Italy – 400,000 (1992)
    • Netherlands – 200,000 (1993)
    • Spain – 550,000 (1993)
    • United Kingdom – 1.35 million (1993)
    • Other countries – 1.4 million (1993)
  5. ^ a b SNES sales in Western Europe
    • Belgium – 70,000 (1994)[15]
    • France – 1 million (1994)[15]
    • Germany – 1.4 million in Germany (1994)[15]
    • Italy – 200,000 (1994)[15]
    • Netherlands – 130,000 (1994)[15]
    • Spain – 630,000 (1998)[55]
    • United Kingdom – 1.05 million (1994)[15]
    • Other countries – 500,000 (1994)[15]

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